Our Service Area:

Traveling the roads of Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and the Main LIne in southeastern Pennsylvania to deliver the gift of music to our students.

Music Lessons in Chester County, PA

Owner Profile:
Mike McCarthy
After 15 consecutive years as a piano student, Mike McCarthy earned his BFA in music in 2002 from Mount St. Mary's University and his MBA from Drexel in 2012. As a student Mike spent a year studying music & philosophy at University College in Dublin, Ireland.

Since graduation, Mike has built and successfully instructed a full schedule of piano students in the Main Line & Phoenixville areas of Chester County, Pennsylvania all while maintaining a role as a working musician.

As the owner and instructor, Mike is responsible for setting Hear & There Music’s teacher standards and curriculum guidelines. He also specializes in teaching piano to all ages in a variety of methods as well as correcting past improper instruction!


Customer Testimonials



"It’s been less than a year and we are amazed by the progress our 8 and 10 year old daughters have made under Mike McCarthy’s tutelage. I am not exaggerating when I say they LOVE their piano lessons!

Mr. Mike has a patient, kid-friendly approach that really makes learning fun. He is always timely and he always brings with him great enthusiasm and energy that the kids seem to thrive on.

We believe they have progressed so far in such a short time because Mike makes learning FUN. We also all look forward to the family recitals which prepare them for performing in front of a crowd, an invaluable life experience.
We want to thank Mike for instilling in our children a love of music!"
- Andrea S.


"As a working mom of four, I do appreciate the flexibility of in-home music lesson for my children. I also believe the children benefit from not being rushed around to yet another activity and they enthusiastically await their lessons in the comfort of their own home.
(I currently have 3 little pianists and hoping to have the fourth starting next fall!) The children often practice with little prompting. They take pride in making progress through weekly lessons (which) & continue consistently throughout the summer months unlike other seasonal activities.

I also believe that the recitals provide an excellent opportunity to build their confidence. I can only say that this is a much more positive experience than the one I recall from my childhood piano lessons.

(I also believe that) Having an instructor who can work with young children effectively makes all the difference. Mike’s personality, patience and perseverance has made a big difference in improving my children’s concentration and their love of music."
-Setareh W.


"Mr Mike is the best piano teacher in the world! He makes piano exciting and fun and I always want to go."
- Ellen, age 8


"Mr Mike is awesome and really kind! He never gets mad if you make mistakes and gives plenty of second chances. There is no other piano teacher like him!"
- Emily, age 10


"Mike McCarthy came highly recommended from a good friend of ours and we were fortunate to find an opening in his full schedule of students. Mike is consistently pleasant, patient and has an innate ability to gauge a student’s level of knowledge, interest and ability. Mike’s commitment to his students is evident. He sees each student as an individual and works with their strengths to teach and challenge them in a style that is unique for each student.

Mike is proud of his students and develops a teacher student connection that is professional and one that builds confidence in his students. He is always punctual, flexible with his scheduling options and a very good communicator.

I started out with two children taking lessons and after a short period of time another child asked to take lessons because of the progress and fun the other two were having. In three short months Mike worked with that child to perform in the same recital the other two had already been preparing for all year. I am overwhelmed by the progress each child has made in their time spent with Mike. They ask every week if Mr. Mike is coming and keep their fingers crossed there are no conflicts with their schedule.

Mike takes the standard piano lesson offering at home to the next level by providing the opportunity for his students to share in their progress and challenge the student whether they are a novice or very experienced through his recital and individual projects.

Consider yourself lucky if you get to experience Mike’s infectious passion of music and his ability to transfer that knowledge to others."
-The O’Neill’s


"We couldn't be more pleased with Mike as a piano instructor for our children. Since starting lessons eight months ago, our kids have progressed tremendously, and to our great pleasure (and surprise) they are truly enthusiastic about their lessons. We always know the kids will receive an outstanding and individualized lesson and really value Mike's well balanced approach to instruction and music theory. His efforts to offer his students performance opportunities though recitals and YouTube showcases are also much appreciated."
- Linda and George Shanno


"We have watched our teenaged daughter develop a true love for music. It is due to Mike's strength in understanding each of his student's style and preferences for music.
We are also grateful for Mike's flexibility and willingness to work within our schedule."
-Theresa B.


"We love the convenience of in-home lessons, flexibility in scheduling, and the fact that Mike works with your child to teach them what they are most interested in learning while keeping them challenged and moving forward. Mike has always been professional, punctual, and accommodating."
- Charu Gandhi


"Mike has worked with my 4 children ages 7-14 during the last year. We have been nothing but impressed with the thoughtful and encouraging approach Mike uses, not only to teach the children how to play a particular piece, but how to teach them to ‘read’ music. He is always open to new ideas and willing to teach music chosen by the student while keeping the best interest of the student in mind. Mike has brought a love of music and professionalism to our home."
- RMS


"Mike has been teaching piano to our son for nearly 5 years and has a great way of keeping our son engaged while actively learning.  Mike makes piano 'cool'."
- Nancy Phelan


"I like the way Mr. Mike teaches.  I think he's better then a lot of piano teachers.  I really like showing others how well I play the piano!"
- Charley - taking lessons for 4 years


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